Natus Vincere beat AVANGAR; punch ticket to playoffs

Natus Vincere are through to IEM Katowice's New Champions Stage after defeating AVANGAR on two maps (16-6 on Dust2, 16-11 on Train).

The second series of the day kicked off on AVANGAR's map pick, Dust2, where the Kazakhstani side secured a 3-0 lead after winning a chaotic T pistol on the back of a 1v3 clutch from Dzhami "Jame" Ali. With their economy back on track, however, Natus Vincere kept shutting down AVANGAR, stringing seven rounds together to take control of proceedings.

AVANGAR looked set to win their fourth round, but Egor "flamie" Vasilyev denied them with a great quad-kill in a 2v5 situation. Alexey "qikert" Golubev and co. then finally pulled off another round, but they were immediately reset by Natus Vincere, who saw flamie add an ace to his name, and, from there, went on to take an 11-4 half-time lead.

Even though Jame's men began the second half on the right foot, winning their CT pistol with a clean triple-kill from Bektiyar "fitch" Bahytov, they could not stop Natus Vincere's force-buy in the subsequent round. qikert and Aidyn "KrizzeN" Turlybekov still found a lifeline for their team with a double and a triple-kill, respectively, but that was in vain, though, as the Ukrainians quickly closed out the map at 16-6.

s1mple and co. have booked their spot in the New Champions Stage

Natus Vincere started well on their map pick, Train, bagging the first pistol and the following anti-eco while playing as Terrorists. Still, AVANGAR responded in convincing fashion, winning six rounds in a row thanks to a very tight defense.

That was when Natus Vincere came back to life, eventually reducing the deficit to 5-7 after breaking their opponents' economy in the process. Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko's men looked a livelier side from that moment, calmly turning the score around before switching sides, 8-7.

In the second half, AVANGAR picked up their third pistol of the series with a successful B execution, but could not follow that up as Natus Vincere responded with a powerful force-buy, in which Denis "electronic" Sharipov and Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev found a double and a triple-kill, respectively, with the Ukrainians then increasing their lead to 12-8.

In part thanks to qikert opening up the B bombsite with two beautiful frags, AVANGAR got back on the board with nothing but pistols, which inspired them to win two of the next three rounds, 11-13. Natus Vincere did not back down, however, and, with Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev adding three multi-kills to his name, they finished things off without losing any more rounds.

Matchpage
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22nd February 2019
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Dust2
6
16
Train
11
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 40 - 25 +15 84.2 1.34
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 43 - 31 +12 89.1 1.29
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 38 - 27 +11 78.1 1.17
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 34 - 29 +5 82.0 1.15
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 30 - 24 +6 67.4 1.14
 AVANGAR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster 32 - 32 0 69.0 0.98
Kazakhstan Aidyn 'KrizzeN' TurlybekovKrizzeN 28 - 37 -9 74.0 0.86
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' AliJame 28 - 36 -8 55.5 0.82
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert 24 - 42 -18 63.2 0.68
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytovfitch 24 - 38 -14 61.0 0.67
The New Legends stage
3W - 0L
2W - 1L
2W - 2L
0W - 3L
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
691
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.55
APR:
0.09
Kazakhstan Aidyn 'KrizzeN' Turlybekov
Aidyn 'KrizzeN' Turlybekov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
574
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1414
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
567
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
807
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
772
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1239
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
#1
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Sweden ThorinEk 
Expected +1 in pick'ems Funny how Zeus baited everyone into underestimating NAVI and many not even choosing them to go through in pick'ems.
2019-02-22 19:01
+1
2019-02-22 19:00
#37
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
ez
2019-02-22 19:08
navi gonna be 0-2'ed at playoff by any1 anyway
2019-02-22 19:12
#52
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India MihirX27 
Still gonna Pick them, Depending on the Opponent. It's probably gonna be the Winner of MiBR/NiP. If it's MiBR against NaVi, I'm picking em. If it's NiP, well, RIP NaVi.
2019-02-22 20:15
well ofc i wasnt talking about navi against mibr. cuz they dont count. any other i mean
2019-02-22 20:24
#57
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Brazil RuruAleixo 
mibr/nip winner will play rng in the playoffs
2019-02-22 21:09
Mibr next
2019-02-22 19:01
#27
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India KNOX23 
Nip wins
2019-02-22 19:05
+1
2019-02-22 19:06
#21
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Ukraine illinoize 
obvious bait. Major is the only reason of s1mple playing csgo, if zeus wouldn't pay much respect preparing he'd get 1 shot
2019-02-22 19:03
s1mple GOAT player of all time the best!!! 😎👍 Navi win major now!
2019-02-22 19:00
0/8
2019-02-22 19:06
Pls don’t say coldzera because no logic would apply to coldzera
2019-02-22 19:11
#3
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Netherlands ChrisJsports 
gg
2019-02-22 19:00
buster a nut into avangar butt
2019-02-22 19:00
gg navi
2019-02-22 19:00
god s1mple
2019-02-22 19:00
#7
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Czech Republic berkley 
gj navi
2019-02-22 19:00
+1 point for pickem
2019-02-22 19:00
#9
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India Chichiyum 
IDK why but pimp sounds so weird
2019-02-22 19:00
#11
kennyS | 
Ukraine fens7 
ez 4 s1mpleeee
2019-02-22 19:00
NAVI MAJOR EZ!
2019-02-22 19:01
EZ 4 SIMPLE
2019-02-22 19:01
#16
Frankie | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
EZ
2019-02-22 19:01
#17
AdreN | 
Kazakhstan Aiomie 
Crazy how AVG was scared of NaVi. Overrespect causes you this. Also no sensible tactics were shown.
2019-02-22 19:01
ty for 3-0
2019-02-22 19:02
Nice
2019-02-22 19:02
EZ PICKEMS
2019-02-22 19:02
#22
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Poland verdenni 
Avg 2:3 inc
2019-02-22 19:03
#23
Zeus | 
Ukraine LoqoJoqo 
lego boys esli edward popadaet to vse hovaites nahui
2019-02-22 19:04
GZ
2019-02-22 19:04
#25
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Canada BreXuwu 
s1mple sukc becase he is black
2019-02-22 19:04
#55
pronax | 
Europe ShaV 
Lul japan cs 0/8
2019-02-22 20:52
#26
s1mple | 
United States diremax 
EZ 4 S1MPLE #1
2019-02-22 19:05
Zeus played so good also whole navi played good cs
2019-02-22 19:05
#29
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Poland Hell2k 
nt avangar
2019-02-22 19:05
eZ for R EZ
2019-02-22 19:06
Zeus +6 poggers
2019-02-22 19:06
2 ez 4 GODWARD
2019-02-22 19:07
zeus +6 pog :D
2019-02-22 19:08
S1mple go kill
2019-02-22 19:09
Zeus positive kd, GOD ZEUS
2019-02-22 19:11
I hope FaZe goes out, even though I am a FaZe fan. Why? NiKo needs to STFU and understand that he can't IGL. He needs an IGL to control him, and frag like he does, or leave the team. This isn't working.
2019-02-22 19:14
#45
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Canada Awepro 
My friend told me to pick navi 3-0 and complexity 0-3 fuckkkkkkk
2019-02-22 19:14
#47
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Netherlands staticNL 
zeus had his best match of his entire career!
2019-02-22 19:16
#48
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
NaVi is the numba wan of CIS region so no suprise they beat a tier 2 CIS team
2019-02-22 19:16
#50
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Sweden godname 
Bot zeus
2019-02-22 19:30
#54
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Ukraine w1nth 
GG AVANGAR <3 #NAVINATION <3
2019-02-22 20:35
#56
nak | 
Brazil hAGGRAZ! 
S1MPLE IS A GOAT AND GOD OF THE GAME!!! BEST PLAYER EVER!
2019-02-22 20:52
#58
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African Union mikecool 
AVG virus scanner couldn't remove virus Navi.exe rip
2019-02-22 21:57
#59
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Germany pepko 
Go NaVi!
2019-02-22 22:07
gg
2019-02-23 01:13
#61
Zeus | 
Russia Mickeeey 
ez 4 flamie
2019-02-23 02:24
#62
Romania jDT 
they deserved. imagine if faze won against avangar we had na vi vs faze...
2019-02-23 08:48
#63
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Russia Live_eviL 
Go Go Go Na’Vi !
2019-02-23 08:57
lol
2019-02-23 19:27
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